that order DubaiMohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum was sentenced on Tuesday (21) by a British court to pay 550 million pounds (US$725 million or more than $4.1 billion) to his ex-wife and children.
Judge Philip Moore ordered the 72-year-old ruler to pay £251.5 million ($340 million) to Princess Haya bint al-Hussein. Jordan, 47, and £290 million ($385 million) to support their children, 14-year-old Al Jalila and 9-year-old Zayed.
Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, wife of Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, arrives in London court this Wednesday (31) – Photo: Toby Melville / Reuters
The princess was the sixth and youngest wife of the Emir of Haya. Dubai and is the mother of 2 of al-Maktoum’s 23 children.
The daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, Haya is the half-sister of King Abdullah II, who now rules the country.
Born in Jordan, she was educated in the UK and studied philosophy, politics and economics at the Bryanston School in Dorset and the University of Oxford.
Haya competed in the equestrian events at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney (Australia)., and married Amir in 2004. At that time, she was a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum in a June 22, 2019 photo – Photo: Mike Egerton / PA via AP
British justice had already condemned the Amir Dubai In March 2020, Kidnapping of two daughters and threatening to kill ex-wife (watch video below),
At that time, the court concluded that al-Maktoum ordered the kidnapping of his daughters and launched a campaign of intimidation against Princess Haya.
As part of the decision, the Emir uses his influence to bring reports against the princess and orders security guards from inside the helicopter to threaten to release her into the desert.
At the time, al-Maktoum claimed that British justice was partial and that the case was a family affair.
UK court concludes that two daughters of the Emir of Dubai were kidnapped